Thursday, June 16, 2016

Desert Bloom blog tour

Hello Modern Sewists and Welcome!! I’m so thrilled you stopped by. Today is my stop on the Desert Bloom blog tour. I was so excited to work with these beautiful fabrics and I was so happy when I found out that there were knits! I love to sew with knits and you should too! You may think that knits are scary but they really aren't. You can sew them on a household sewing machine. All you need to know is a few key things which you can read about here and here!. I started garment sewing when I was in high school and I’ve never stopped.
I loved Amanda’s prints and I knew they would be perfect for some new summer duds. So I whipped out my well used copy of the Scout tee by Grainline studios and went to work.
 My Desert Bloom scout tee.
 Perfect for a hot summer day!
 The scout tee is about the easiest pattern you can find and it's great with knits! Go give it a try!
I had been looking for an excuse to try to sew up a Driftless cardigan also by Grainline studios and here is the Desert bloom version! A perfect neutral gray which will go with just about everything this summer.
And it has pockets! You know for your cell phone! Brilliant!
So fun! Thanks for the new summer wardrobe Amanda! Happy Sewing my friends.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Bloggers Quilt Festival part 3

The Norways. There are two. I love this pattern. Submitting this to the bloggers quilt festival in the Large quilts category. Christmas version. #postapicturefiberchallenge day 2. This is my Christmas #norwayqal all quilted, bound and done!  Gorgeous snowflake quilting by Sarah @crinklelove.  tagged by @sunnyincal   #norwayqal I loved piecing this one together. Pattern is Norway by Camille Roskelley. Quilting done by Sarah Wilson aka Crinklelove. My #norway quilt is back from @crinklelove and I do indeed πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’— it. Wish this photo showed the quilting better. Can't wait to get it bound up and finished #norwayqal #sewmystash2015. Also peeps I can't recommend Sarah enoug

Then the Cheery Cotton and Steel version. This one remains unbound for now.
 Amazing, stunning, I cannot say enough wonderful things about this custom quilting done by Heidi Rodli aka Pieceandjoyquiltingco. This is Heidi's photo Reposting the epic quilting done by Heidi @pieceandjoyquiltingco on my #norway #quilt.  I am in love πŸ’—πŸ’— #norwayqal #norwayquiltalong #cottonandsteel

 I can't wait to get this one finished up, so I can show you the full reveal. Happy Sewing and enjoy the Bloggers Quilt Festival!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

2015 Bloggers quilt festival part 2

Part 2. My second entry into the Original Quilts section for Amy's Creative Side Nailed-it quilt.  part of #mybooqal Next up is the "Nailed it!" quilt named by none other than Angela Pingels (cut to pieces) hubby. It's a tongue-in-cheek purely Halloween themed quilt that doesn't need to be taken seriously. Tumblers and half hexies create a coffin shape within a larger coffin shape. Outlined in white and floating on a damask background. Purely halloween decorative for a ghastly holiday that I love for it's fun spirit. Close-up of my Nailed-it quilt Lots of various angled straight lined quilting finishes it off. Happy Sewing!